Orphan Care: Get in the Game

3 Feb

Blog post by Laila B., Team Haiti 2012

Orphan care has been a backdrop of much of my adult life.  My husband is adopted and for as long as I’ve known him I’ve been intrigued by the concept of adoption and have grown in my understanding of my own adoption into God’s family.  In the past few years as our family and many close friends have adopted children into their own families, orphan care and adoption have moved to the front lines of my life.

As I’ve been reading all I can on God’s heart for the fatherless, blogs recording the adoption journeys of many family and friends, God has increased my compassion towards the fatherless.  As a family we have been praying about how God would have us move from the sidelines to being in the game and caring for orphans in tangible ways.

When this opportunity to study God’s heart for the orphan and participate in on a team serving orphans in Haiti came up, I knew I wanted to be part of the team.  I’m excited to have my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, join me on this journey.  It is my prayer that God will continue to break our hearts for the fatherless and show us how we can be part of the solution.

Laila B. will be serving on the Haiti Journey 117 Team leaving in March 2012 along with her daughter and others from her church in Evanston, IL.

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